For 1,960 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Since Otar Left
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1960 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's a story of global consequences and historic proportions, and of astounding athleticism and synchronicity - and filmmaker Polsky ices it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A riveting sci-fi investigation into humankind's experiments with A.I. (with pages from Spike Jonze's Her and Stanley Kubrick's 2001), Ex Machina marks the extremely able directing debut of British writer Alex Garland, of the novels "The Beach" and "The Tesseract," and of the screenplays for Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later" . . . and "Sunshine."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Inside Out is the first psychological thriller that's fun for the whole family. Really psychological. And really fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Amy
    Asif Kapadia's extraordinary documentary, Amy, is filled with similarly soul-stirring, heartbreaking moments.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Riley's film brings the American icon's career back into sharp focus.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    There is intrigue. There is suspense. Guilt - a man's guilt, a nation's - hangs heavy in the air.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Although Mistress America is very much a New York movie, full of references to couture, pop culture, boutique hotels (to Antigone and Faulkner, too), its comic centerpiece is a brazen assault on a country compound.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Amazingly - and this movie is amazing - Room is a story of hope, of possibility. Sure, your stomach will be in knots, your fingers clenched, your heart racing. But it will also fill that heart with a sense of the goodness, the courage, the enduring love that is out there to be discovered - and to be held onto with the fierceness of life itself.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Brooklyn is that rare period drama that doesn't lose itself in its dogged re-creation of another time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Creed is corny like the old Rocky films, but riveting like the old Rocky films, too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Symphonic and cinematic, full of melancholy and hushed magic.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Mara and Blanchett are each extraordinary, working in the most organic and soul-stirring ways.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    45 Years is a study in economy, in the beautiful symmetry of word and image and music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Green Room is just as accomplished a film, with the writer/director doing everything right: the cast, the music, the editing, the way he leads you one way and then clobbers you (and some of his ill-fated characters) when you (and they) are least expecting it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    The Lobster is what would happen if Wes Anderson set about doing Franz Kafka, with a hefty dash of George Orwell thrown into the mix: surreal, comic, sad, strange, beautiful, sublime.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Our Little Sister zooms in close, observing everyday rituals, the commonplace that suddenly turns significant.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    And Bridges? What's there to say about a man who makes it look so easy, and who - in one breathless, pivotal scene - runs through a range of emotion like a wild pony running across the land. Genius, any way you look at it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Some of it is wistful, some of it whimsical, but it's all wonderful, impossibly so.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Rain is a quiet, disquieting triumph.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The film speaks to fundamental issues of history, truth, and the philosophical conflicts of humankind.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Hopped-up and electrifying. The soundtrack is wall-to-wall and propulsive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a charmer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A likably energetic star vehicle for English sports god Vinnie Jones.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Lord knows how Holofcener got the performance she did out of Goodwin, but the child actor's Annie, rude and unmanageable, is an extraordinarily rich and complicated figure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Remains rooted in the real world, which makes its story all the more satisfying -- and chilling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    At once guileless and profound.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A sweet but unsticky comedy from Norway that was one of the five foreign- language nominees at this year's Academy Awards.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An entertaining, occasionally illuminating autodocumentary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An extraordinarily perfect little film: A bittersweet drama that explores sexuality and love, and their reverberations across the landscape of human emotions.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer

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